Thursday, October 27, 2011

Interior Thursday: TGFI

As in Thank Goodness For Ikea. My husband and I made the trek down South to our Ikea store (Not complaining. I’m so glad there’s an Ikea within a half hour from here!) and we ended up getting furniture for the many many MANY renovations that are coming up. I’m ecstatic!

Let me just say, the life of an Interior Designer is not an easy one. At least the home decorating life. It’s never over. And even when I think I’m done…I’m so not. But there’s nothing like the arrival of a new baby looming over the horizon to motivate some home improvements. The funny thing about this time is that I’m not simply re-doing a nursery. I’m doing a nursery, a big girl room, a new office, and a new craft area. So I have four spaces floating around in my head all the time. My poor hubby gets so confused. I talk about bedding for this room, pillows for that room, the color palette for the other room and by the time I’m done I just see his head spinning. Luckily, he learned long ago to just trust me.

So the actual ASSEMBLY of all these Ikea pieces won’t be happening for awhile, but just knowing those eleven boxes are sitting here, ready and waiting for me makes me happy.

Here’s a sneak peek of what we got:


That’s just a small sampling. The only problem is the way we’re doing these rooms is a total chain of events, which started with cleaning out the garage. (We had to clean out the garage, to move the stuff from our office closets outside, to move our office into our storage room, to move our daughter into the office, to make room for baby in the nursery…etc.) But I’m confident we’ll get there. We’ve still got four months.

Oh crap.

I’d better get painting.

Can’t wait to show the after pictures! Anyone else have great Ikea finds? Or any projects on the horizon?

Happy Thursday!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Write On Wednesday: To WriMo or Not to WriMo?

So November’s coming up which means the official NaNoWriMo and I cannot decide if I should set this goal for myself or not? I did it in June and my second book came out of it. But it still needs edits and I haven’t had ANY mental energy lately to write much at all. But I do have a shiny new idea.

Here’s a hint:


Molten Lava…muahahahah!

I really enjoyed the experience last time and I think I could do it again…if my body cooperates and lets me get through a day without a nap. We’ll see.

How about you? Who’s planning on participating this time? Shiny new ideas?

Happy Wednesday!

Saturday, October 15, 2011


Okay the news is officially out and for all those who were worried about me after my last post, I can share the reason why I've been so TIRED and BLAH:

I've been sooo sickly preggo. But things are looking up now. I'm in the second trimester, feeling more normal, and we just found out we're having baby girl number two! I'm over the moon about this news, and even though I don't HAVE to re-do the nursery, don't fool yourself for one second thinking I'm not going to touch it.

Which brings me to my post:

I am DYING to redecorate! DYING! I have so many wonderful ideas and we actually are in a position to be able to pull some if not all of them off and I'm feeling so antsy about it. The funny thing is, I started designing Eisley's New Room right after we realized we'd have to move her downstairs into our existing office to make room for the new little one. But now, not only do I have ideas for her room, but for our new office, the baby's room, and a new crafting corner / scrapbook area that I'm chomping at the bit to get going.

Let's just say I'm so glad we live close to an IKEA. And for amazing finds on KSL (Our local news station that has amazing classifieds). Cross your fingers for me, I just found an amazing deal I hope it goes through! I've never purchased anything through a classified ad.

So on goes the journey.

My writing has suffered due to this abundance of remodeling lust, but I still have ideas in there. It's just a matter of when I have the time to sit down and bring them to fruition. But isn't that how it is with everything?

Meanwhile, I've been adding a lot of fun ideas to my Pinterest boards for all these spaces, so if you're on Pinterest too, go check me out!

So this mama's back in action. Watch out! And hopefully soon I'll have some more killer before and after shots to share. Happy Saturday night!

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